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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club suffered a 2-1 loss, at Inter Miami CF on Sunday night, the club’s second loss in 2021.

Set Piece Specialists: Nashville SC’s goal of the night marked the club’s fourth goal off of a corner kick and the sixth goal off of a set piece in 2021. 

Road Trip Recap: The Boys in Gold wrapped up their longest road trip of the season to date tonight’s with result and two draws against Toronto FC and New England Revolution. 

Nashville SC will return to Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 15 against D.C. United at 6 p.m. CT to kick off a short two-match homestand. Tickets for next Sunday’s match are available at NashvilleSC.com/Tickets.

Match Timeline

NSH 48’: Hany Mukhtar floats a pass to the center of the box off of a corner kick for CJ Sapong to head the ball to the top bar and ricochet it into the goal

MIA 60’: Blaise Matuidi weaves a through ball past the Nashville defense to Gonzalo Higuaín who hits a right footed shot into the back of the net 

MIA 90’+5: Indiana Vassilev scores a header from the center of the box off of a cross from Gonzalo Higuaín in stoppage time

Notes

  • Nashville SC continue to have the least amount of losses in MLS with two 
  • Nashville SC (6W-2L-10D, 28 pts.) is currently tied in third place in the Eastern Conference with 28 points 
  • Nashville SC had six players finish with 90%+ passing accuracy
  • Aníbal Godoy made his first start since June 26 against CF Montréal after recovering from an injury suffered while on international duty with Panama
  • Hany Mukhtar notched his career high fifth assist of the season. Mukhtar led Nashville SC in shots tonight with three
  • Dave Romney continued his streak of minutes played this season with 1,620. Romney remains the only outfield player to have played every minute for Nashville SC this season and in the club’s MLS history 
  • CJ Sapong is second in goals scored for Nashville SC this season with six
  • Joe Willis made a career-high tying seven saves on the night

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BOX SCORE

Nashville SC 6W-2L-10D vs. Inter Miami CF 4W-8L-4D

August 8, 2021 — DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Final Score

NSH: 1

MIA: 2                     

Scoring Summary

NSH: CJ Sapong (Mukhtar) 48’

MIA: Gonzalo Higuaín (Matuidi) 60’

MIA: Indiana Vassilev (Higuaín) 90’+ 5

Discipline

NSH: Dax McCarty (Caution) 45’+

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis; Daniel Lovitz, Jalil Anibaba, Dave Romney, Jack Maher (Alex Muyl HT), Eric Miller (Matt LaGrassa 89’); Dax McCarty (C), Hany Mukhtar, Aníbal Godoy (Tah Brian Anunga 61’); Randall Leal (Jhonder Cádiz 73’), CJ Sapong (Aké Loba 61’)

Unused Substitutes: Taylor Washington, Robert Castellanos, Luke Haakenson, Bryan Meredith

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Mukhtar, 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Mukhtar & Sapong, 1); FOULS: 13 (Mukhtar, 3); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 7; POSSESSION: 40.6%

MIA: Nick Marsman; Kieran Gibbs (Brek Shea 55’), Nicolas Figal, Leandaro Gonzalez Pirez, Kelvin Leerdam (Indiana Vassilev 55’); Christian Makoun (Ryan Shawcross 89’), Lewis Morgan, Blaise Matuidi (Victor Ulloa 90’), Rodolfo Pizarro (Fredrico Higuaín 65’), Gregore Silva (C); Gonzalo Higuaín

Unused Substitutes: John McCarthy, Jay Chapman, Julián Carranza, Sami Guediri 

TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 7; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 7; SAVES: 1; POSSESSION: 59.4%

Referee: Nima Saghafi

AR1: Adam Garner

AR2: Brian Poeschel

4th: Matthew Corrigan

VAR: Sorin Stoica

AVAR: Gjovalin Bori

Weather: Clear, 90 degrees. 

Statistics are unofficial.

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